Iwo Jima Memorial and Museum
Few other photographs in the history of the United States had the power to catapult the American people to its feet and sparked a never before seen rise in patriotism. It instantly turned unknown soldiers into heroes and managed to burn itself into the collective conscious of a nation.
The raising of the American Flag by Mike Strank, 25, of Franklin Borough, Pa., Harlon Block, 20, a star high school football player from Rio Grande Valley, Franklin Sousley, 19, the laughing, good ol' boy from Hilltop, Ky, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from the Gila Bend Indian Reservation in Arizona, Rene Gagnon of Manchaster, NH and John Bradley of Antigo, WI during one of the bloodiest battles of world war II, in which 6,821 American soldiers got killed galvanized a demoralized nation and are memorialized in monuments throughout the country.
320 Iwo Jima Blvd.